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  1. Cover for Fire of Love
  2. Cover for Shadows and Images
  3. Cover for A Soldier Surrenders
  4. Cover for Dear and Glorious Physician


  1. Saints and Superheroes

    October 9, 2015 1:20 pm Leave a Comment

    Why do we tell stories about superheroes? Maybe it’s the same reason we tell stories about saints. Stories of the saints, some based in fact and some shrouded in mystery, give us vivid examples of how virtue can overcome evil. St. George valiantly battling a dragon, St. Zita and the… Read more »

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  2. The Wife of Pilate

    March 5, 2015 1:23 am Leave a Comment

    These three novellas from the acclaimed German writer Gertrud von le Fort, newly translated for the first time into English for this volume, are from her later works of historical fiction, in which she displays her mastery as a dramatist of ideas. The Wife of Pilate imagines the slow, arduous… Read more »

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  3. Rose Trabbic

    Discovering the treasures of novelist Louis de Wohl

    September 15, 2014 7:30 am 8 Comments

    Several years ago, I bought a novel by Louis de Wohl as a birthday present for my husband. At the time, I was a little burned out on stories about the saints, so I gave no thought to reading it myself. Fast forward three years, and I am given the… Read more »

    Tags: historical fiction history Louis de Wohl novelists recommendations saints St. Augustine St. Francis of Assisi St. Helena St. Ignatius of Loyola St. Thomas Aquinas The Golden Thread The Joyful Beggar The Living Wood The Quiet Light The Restless Flame

  4. Cover for Fire of Love

    Fire of Love

    July 15, 2013 2:42 am Leave a Comment

    Born into an upper class family in Castile, Spain, Gonzalo de Yepes had good prospects—that is, until his father was ruined in a speculative venture. After his father died a pauper, Gonzalo was welcomed into the home of a rich uncle, who intended him to marry one of his younger… Read more »

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  5. Cover for Shadows and Images

    Shadows and Images

    July 15, 2013 2:36 am Leave a Comment

    This is the story of a Protestant young woman and her journey to the Roman Catholic Church. The fascinating novel is set in nineteenth-century England-a time when Catholicism was regarded with suspicion and prejudice against Catholics was commonplace. Leaving her sheltered life in the countryside, young Clem becomes acquainted with… Read more »

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  6. Cover for A Soldier Surrenders

    A Soldier Surrenders

    July 15, 2013 2:32 am Leave a Comment

    This is the story of the dramatic conversion and inspiring life of the soldier Camillus de Lellis who lived in the late 1500’s, and became the founder of the religious order known then as “Ministers of the Sick”, and now called the “Hospitallers”. His story is one that is filled… Read more »

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  7. Cover for Dear and Glorious Physician

    Dear and Glorious Physician

    July 15, 2013 2:29 am Leave a Comment

    The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke. Man of science, and Gospel writer Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, a Greek, a man who loved, knew the emptiness of… Read more »

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  8. Joan of Arc

    July 15, 2013 1:26 am Leave a Comment

    Very few people know that Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) wrote a major work on Joan of Arc. Still fewer know that he considered it not only his most important but also his best work. He spent twelve years in research and many months in France doing archival work and then… Read more »

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  9. The Perfect Joy of St. Francis

    July 15, 2013 1:23 am Leave a Comment

    In this classic, Felix Timmermans reveals a deep understanding and penetrating interpretation of the man Francis and the ideals that enabled him to move and to shake the whole world. Filled with humor, pathos and a strange kind of beauty, it is a combination of artistry, poetry and simplicity that… Read more »

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  10. Lay Siege to Heaven

    July 15, 2013 1:21 am Leave a Comment

    Continuing his popular series of novels about saints of the Church, de Wohl devotes his considerable talents to an interpretation of one of the most unusual women of all time, Saint Catherine of Siena. The daughter of a prosperous dyer in fourteenth-century Siena, Catherine never forgot the mystical experience of… Read more »

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